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Horse Chestnut
Bits & Pieces
by Erowid

The "Bits & Pieces" section is intended for random snippets of information which don't fit
easily elsewhere and/or which have been newly added, but not yet carefully categorized.

  • Seeds are both toxic and narcotic
    Seeds are said to be narcotic and that 10 grains of the nut are equal to 3 grains of opium1. However, seeds have also been described as toxic and potentially deadly. Use of horse chestnut as a narcotic should not be tried without extensive knowledge.
References #
    1. Earth Medicine-Earth Food, by Michael A. Weiner (1972)